According to the video’s description on YouTube, the dogs jumped into the boat of their own accord. “When a gust of wind blew a feather-light canoe away from the gravel bar and into the river, two dogs ran and jumped inside it,” it explained.
In the footage, it seems that the dogs are all too clear about the peril they face. Certainly, they cry out as the current carries them to a potentially watery end. One of the dogs even leans over the bow of the canoe, as if to attract someone’s attention. Meanwhile, the second animal cowers in the hull.
As desperation apparently takes hold, the dog at the front of the boat starts to bark very loudly. At first, it seems that his pleas go unnoticed. But then a potential rescuer enters the water at epic speed. This wannabe hero is a Labrador, and he seems determined to get to his fellow canines before it is too late.